Christmas is the most wellknown holiday in the world. With Christmas we celebrate the birth
of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and more in general: we celebrate Life that God has given
to us. We give Christmas presents to our family and friends, because we are thankful for our
life and for all the good things that life brings to us.
In Western countries Christmas Day is yearly celebrated on the 25th December. The night before,
on Christmas Eve, the Churches organize a special Christmas Night service, ending at midnight
with the celebration of Life. After coming home from the Church, it is tradition
to have a Christmas Supper with our family.
Symbols of Christmas are the Christmas tree, candles and special decorations; colors of Christmas
are red, green and gold. These Christmas symbols are residues from the old pagan celebration
of Life, called Yule.